Nomura to appoint female president for bank, a first for Japan
None of the nation's three biggest banks have top female executives. -AFP
37 things good bosses do to motivate staff
Good bosses should be able to motivate their employees, and allow them to find value in following the orders of their leader at work. -AsiaOne
Bill Gates reclaims top of Forbes billionaire list from Slim
A record 1,645 billionaires with a total net worth of $6.4 trillion made Forbes' list, up from 1,426 last year. -Reuters
Median cash premium for HDB resale flats falls to zero in February, lowest since 2006
There was zero or negative median COVs in 12 HDB towns, with Bukit Panjang, Punggol, Sembawang, Sengkang and Woodlands leading the fall. -ST
Internships that pay more than your job
The ranking report, which lists the 25 highest paid internship roles in the US, is dominated by tech-related firms. -AsiaOne
Why cost of living reports apply only to expats
Cost-of-living reports do not reflect the cost of living for a local resident. -ST
Singapore Budget 2014: Staying vibrant means S'pore won't be a cheap place for business
As long as the economy remains vibrant, Singapore will not be a cheap place for doing business, said Minister Tharman.
10 best jobs for introverts
Archivist, astronomer, film/video editor and social media manager among good careers for introverts. -AsiaOne
Hit with a hard lesson at the start
Unit trust loss pushed uni teacher to investdirectly in products or stocks he understood. -ST
Joint profits for S'pore firms fall 3.8 per cent last year
Poorer performance blamed on weak exports and cooling property market. -ST
Businesses left behind, says MP
MP Inderjit Singh said that the issue of rising costs firms here face was "completely ignored". -MyPaper
Risk in upping older workers' CPF
Tighter squeeze on profits due to higher CPF contributions may deter employers from hiring older workers. -MyPaper
S'pore firms 'need mindset change'
Observers: Rethink business culture to transform economy. -ST
Toiling away without sleep is not normal
Knowing when to stop work, having work-life balance are key to success. -ST
Singapore is most expensive city in the world: Economist
Over the last decade a 40 per cent currency ppreciation, coupled with solid price inflation, has consistently pushed Singapore up the ranking. -AsiaOne
China's emergence as an economic force has been both rapid and relatively recent. A lack of preparedness stands to see organisations falter on entry. -AsiaOne
- Japanese skincare brand Fancl to close S'pore stores
- STI below 3000pts, long way down or quick rebound?
- Market downside expected, jittery investors dump shares
- Singapore shares hit 5-month low on China data
- HSBC Bank On The Verge of Collapse?
- Singapore not facing a credit bubble: MAS
- Rentals up, businesses out - But re-sale HDB set to fall?
- Most workers keen to jump ship, survey shows